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Creamy Chicken & Basil Pasta

If you're house is hectic as ours, you can certainly appreciate quick and easy meals... that are healthy too! And did you know that October is National Pasta Month?! I joined forces with my friends at Dream and they are celebrating by featuring 31 different recipes - one for each day of the month - and with a variety of themes. From October 4-10, Dreamfields is highlighting Stovetop Savior recipes and one of my favorites is this one for Creamy Basil Chicken Pasta...

This pasta dish combines chicken, basil, and tomato in a creamy parmesan cheese sauce with perfectly cooked linguine pasta. The dish can be made all on the stovetop in less than 30 minutes with minimal ingredients! Leftovers are great too and the fresh flavors of basil and tomato really shine through.


CREAMY CHICKEN & BASIL PASTA
recipe by What's Cookin,Chicago


Preparation Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

1 box Dreamfields Linguine 

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 
1 cup (1%) milk 
1/2 cup chicken broth 
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese 
Salt 
Pepper 
1 1/2 cups cooked chicken breast, shredded 
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil 
1/2 cup diced fresh tomato 
Chopped fresh basil 


1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Place pasta in large bowl; set aside.



2. Meanwhile, heat oil in large saucepan over medium heat. Add flour; whisk to combine (mixture will be clumpy). Slowly whisk in milk and broth, stirring until smooth. Whisk in cheese. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Add chicken and basil; cook 5 minutes or until heated through, stirring occasionally. 



3. Add chicken mixture to pasta; toss to combine. Serve topped with tomato and fresh basil.



Makes 6 servings.


Nutrition information (1/6 of recipe): 390 calories; 25 g protein; 50 g carbohydrates; 11 g total fat;  3 g saturated fat; 40 mg cholesterol; 290 mg sodium;  6 g total dietary fiber.



32 comments

  1. I like this recipe, the ingredients are my favorites, I can't wait to try your recipe

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  2. This looks great, so nice a fresh. Dreamfields sure does make some great pasta!

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  5. Love Dreamfield pasta. This recipe sounds delicious and easy to make.

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  6. Looks so fresh with the diced tomato. Looks yummy

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  7. This recipe looks like a mix between the pasta with diced tomatoes and Chicken Alfredo I make. I'll have to try this recipe. My family will love it! #HealthyPastaMonth

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  8. Pretty pictures. This looks like a fun and appetizing dish to make.

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  9. Thanks for the giveaway, this recipe looks delicious!
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  10. This looks so good! And quick and easy, too. Great for a weeknight!

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  11. Mary Becker (MootsieMae at yahoo dot com)October 13, 2015 at 2:53 PM

    Posted this on Facebook a couple days ago to make later & today is the day! Going to cut the recipe in half and make it tonight. Thanks!
    And thanks for the opportunity to win, too! Dreamfield pasta is the only kind we use - love it.

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  12. I love chicken pasta, this makes me hungry!

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  13. I love Dreamfields pasta and this will be another great recipe to try. Most of the ingredients I already have. Simple and good .

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  14. I am trying tonight as well looks great thanks for the recipe
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  15. The Tomato and Olive Rotini recipe on their site looks amazing!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  16. JL said
    I am going to make this for dinner tonight. Sounds really good. Love all the ingredients, especially the fresh basil.

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  17. How we love pasta..especially creamy pasta dishes like yours.
    This recipe would be awesome with shrimp or crab as well.
    Thanks
    Vickie
    floridagld at Yahoo dot com

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  18. We love pasta and all the noodle options depending on my I am making.
    I use elbows and linquini the most..for seafood dishes and Mac and cheese.
    This is a great giveaway..thanks.my second attempt to enter..I hope it goes through.
    Vickie
    floridagld at yahoo dot com.

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  19. Yummy! This looks like something my whole family will love.

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  20. Your photos are beautiful and drool worthy. Thanks for posting!

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  21. I think this looks yummy. It's finally starting to cool off enough that I want warm creamy pasta for dinner.
    (tinastuff @ live.com)

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  22. Oh that looks so good! We love chicken pasta dishes in my family! I love how it uses the chicken broth! Oh I cannot wait to try it!
    landfjacobson @ charter . net

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  23. My family loves pasta. Your recipe looks really good!
    cshell090869 at aol dot com

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  24. I love angle hair pasta; thanks for the chance
    jslbrown2009 at aol dot com

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  25. This pasta dish looks absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe and for the awesome giveaway opportunity! :)

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  26. I love angel hair pasta. Thank you!

    POKERGRL8 at gmail.com

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  27. I'd like to try Dreamfields in my moms pasta salad recipe.

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  28. I would love to win this! Thanks for the giveaway.

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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